Tiger moth responses to a simulated bat attack: timing and duty cycle.

@article{Barber2006TigerMR,
  title={Tiger moth responses to a simulated bat attack: timing and duty cycle.},
  author={Jesse R Barber and William E. Conner},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={209 Pt 14},
  pages={2637-50}
}
Many night-flying insects perform complex, aerobatic escape maneuvers when echolocating bats initiate attack. Tiger moths couple this kinematic defense with an acoustic reply to a bat's biosonar-guided assault. The jamming hypothesis for the function of these moth sounds assumes that tiger moth clicks presented at high densities, temporally locked to the terminal phase of the bat attack will produce the greatest jamming efficacy. Concomitantly, this hypothesis argues that moths warning bats of… CONTINUE READING

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